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Children's Playgrounds (Damage Risks)

Volume 527: debated on Tuesday 4 May 1954

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether his attention has been drawn to the recent case in which a parish council was held liable to pay heavy damages to a child who was injured on a children's playground owned by the council; and what steps he proposes to take to ensure that local authorities are not discouraged from providing children's playgrounds owing to the risk of having to pay heavy damages.

It is for the Local Authorities to consider their position in the light of the case to which my hon. Friend refers, but on present information I have no reason to think it will have the effect he suggests on the provision of playgrounds.